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Old July 17th, 2014, 05:28 PM   #61
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I don't think anywhere can beat Madrid's RIO. Barcelona's project also looks impressive.
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Old July 18th, 2014, 10:49 PM   #62
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Something similar has been done, and is still very much under way, in Torino, Italy. Up until a few years ago the city was literally divided in two halves by an enormous trench in which the main railway lines ran, from North to South and with a small detour to reach Porta Nuova station.

Then, some 15 years ago, work began in order to move from this situation:


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To something more likeable, like this:


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Source Michele D'Ottavio.

The railway line has been doubled in capacity, from 2 tracks to 4 along the entire 13kms of length, and this has allowed to create a RER-like kind of service, albeit still at an embryonal stage of development. Along the line a new railway station has been built, the long glass tube you see, as well as a new extension for the local Polytechnic university and R&D labs associated with it and a skyscraper (still under construction). The issue is that, ever since the start of the 2008 crisis, budget cuts have severely hindered the city council's capability to finish off the work in the northern part of the city.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 09:35 PM   #63
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I don't think anywhere can beat Madrid's RIO.
Having lived in Madrid for 4 years, I was left completely unimpressed by the project. It's just vast expanses of empty space. No connection to the river, no street life added. I was very disappointed.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 07:38 PM   #64
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That is an incredibly ignorant and offensive comment. Those of us who are 'right-wing' and religious don't necessarily share his narrow minded views. You should be ashamed of your collectivism and bigotry.
While I totally agree with Steppenwolf's views on the urban blight caused by freeways, I also agree that he got a bit carried away in his reply to your post. We should remember not to get too personal and fire insults at fellow users of this site just because we might not agree with their views. Debate by all means but not with insulting references to someone's "assumed" politics or religion.
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Old August 7th, 2014, 01:33 AM   #65
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Another example of a freeway removal project is the removal of the Perimetral Elevated Highway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, part of the Porto Maravilha project. The Perimetral Highway is to be replaced by a new controlled-access highway that is partially at-grade and partially in a new tunnel.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 06:16 PM   #66
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Something similar has been done in New York City. Up until a 100 years ago the city was literally divided in two halves by an enormous trench in which the main railway lines ran, from North to South to reach Grand Central Depot.

Then, some 100 years ago, work began in order to move from this situation:





To something more likeable, like this:


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Old August 8th, 2015, 04:05 PM   #67
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Removing the Inner Loop in Rochester,NY and replacing it with an Urban Boulevard


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Old October 11th, 2015, 01:53 PM   #68
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It's an awesome project, thanks for sharing
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Old October 19th, 2015, 03:03 AM   #69
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covering depressed urban freeways is a pretty ingenious idea. More efficient than dismantling the systems, certainly. In so many mid-size american cities, covering depressed roads with parks and structures would mend vast gashes in the urban fabric and really just win the cities back a significant amount of property that they sacrificed in the hay-day of municipal governments pandering to suburban communities.
You hit the nail on the head, at least for a city like Buffalo.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 06:29 PM   #70
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Old November 28th, 2015, 12:45 PM   #71
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When will that be completed?
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2020 as a rough estimate.

This is how it looks now:

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